News

17 September 2018
Major Success. Planning permission granted for school for the deaf in West Berkshire AONB
In a major success, we have secured planning permission for a new primary school development for a nationally renowned school for deaf children on a heavily constrained site within the West Berkshire AONB under officer delegated powers and following a positive and proactive period of Council and other key stakeholder engagements. The approved scheme includes boarding house accommodation and a business centre/conferencing facility. In other news, our applications for housing developments in Lambeth and Hackney have been submitted, while planning permission has also been secured for a new sixth form centre and wider school expansion in Milton Keynes.
5 August 2018
Major planning permissions secured in Barking
We have secured planning permission for three major school developments/expansions in Barking at Greatfields, Lymington Fields and Robert Clack. We have also had an appeal allowed for residential development in Camden, while being appointed to act on behalf of Tower Hamlets for a major multi-storey residential development on an operationally surplus Council owned site. We have also been appointed to advise an established retirement village operator on a major development site in Kent with new school instructions secured in Birmingham, Penzance and Leeds.
22 June 2018
One Public Estate programme
We have been appointed by the Cabinet Office to act as planning adviser on its One Public Estate programme delivered in partnership with the Local Government Association and Office of Government Property to provide specialist technical support to help facilitate the regeneration of public sector land to support housing delivery.  
13 November 2017
Rays of Sunshine national children’s charity sponsorship
We have maintained our annual sponsorship commitments to the Rays of Sunshine national children’s charity, which aims to brighten up the lives of seriously ill children in the UK. This follows our longstanding business relationship with one of the co-founders. We have been instructed as planning adviser on two major new school developments within the LB Barking & Dagenham, one of which will create the largest secondary school in the borough. Our planning application for 79 dwellings and a new community centre on a former school site in Bury St. Edmunds has now been recommended for approval, while permission has been secured for various amendments to major residential developments on behalf of Meyer Homes in Fulham and Hounslow.  We have also secured planning permission for revisions to a major energy plant in Beckton.